CHEMICAL PRICES

CHEMICAL PRICES

As of Sept. 15, 1995

Quotations are based on prices reported in the market or obtained from suppliers and other sources. They do not necessarily represent prices at which transactions have actually occurred.Price ranges represent quotations of different producers, as well as differences in quality or location.

Prices and products appear as follows:

Monday: Botanicals-Spices, Balsams-Gums, Waxes, Naval Stores.

Tuesday: Aromatic Chemicals, Essential Oils, Plastics Materials and Synthetic Textiles.

Wednesday: Aromatic Solvents, Coating Resins, Coaltar Crudes, Dry Colors, Intermediates, Paint Materials and Pigments.

Thursday: Heavy Volume Chemicals, Acids, Dyeing-Tanning Materials, Fertilizers, Insecticides.

Friday: Fine Chemicals, Acids, Vitamins, Paraffin Wax.

NA - Not Available.

Price Decrease

+ Price Increase

BOTANICALS-SPICES

Prices are dollars per pound unless otherwise specified. Range in quotations represents quantity and quality differentials.

Low High

Allspice, Jamaican 1.10

Aloe vera, liq. gel, drums .70

Pwd., freeze dried 93.00- 103.00

American cultivated ginseng rt. 18.00- 35.00

American wild ginseng roots 325.00- 400.00

Angelica root, powder 5.10

Anise seed, Spanish 1.45

Turkish .85

Barberry, root, powder 2.35

Basil, Egyptian/Ex. Fancy .59- .65

+ Bay leaves, whole, Turkish 2.13

Bayberry bark 4.00- 5.00

Black cohosh root 2.50- 3.50

Buckthorn bark 4.75

Caraway, Dutch .90

Cascara Sagrada bark 1.55

Catnip herb, c/s 2.35

Cayenne, ground 1.35

Celery seed, Indian .45

Chicory root, c/s 1.45

+ Chili powder 2.85

Chives, whole 17.40

Cinchona bark, pieces 2.45

Cinnamon, Ceylon 1.95

Cloves, Madagascar .70

Stems .29

Cumin seed, Indian .79

+ Curry powder 2.53

Dill seed, whole, Indian .53

Dill weed, Egyptian 5.50

Echinacea angustifolia, root 23.00- 28.00

+ Herb 6.00- 7.00

Elm bark, powder 9.80

Fennel seed, Egyptian .63- .65

Garlic powder, USA 1.85

Ginseng root, powder, Korean 19.50

Goldenseal, herb 9.00- 11.80

+ Root 32.00- 42.00

Guarana, seed, powder 5.50

Hibiscus flowers

Whole 1.20

Hops, sweet, whole 1.85

Jaborandi leaves, c/s 3.70

Kola nuts,original,Jamaican .81

Lemon peel, c/s 1.85

Licorice root

Powdered 2.79

+ Mandrake root 2.00- 3.00

Missouri snake root 4.50- 4.75

Mustard seed, brown/yellow .24

Onion powder 1.24

Orange peel, f/c 1.45

Oregano, Turkish 1.10- 1.65

Papain, 20-200 k's, p.k. 85.00- 90.00

Paprika, Spanish .75- 1.45

Parsley flks, Fancy, USA 2.85

Passion flower herb 1.50- 2.00

Pepper, black

Fine grind 2.00

Whole 1.55

Coarse 2.00

Poppy seed, Dutch .65

Psyllium, 85% husks, p.k. 3.30- 3.40

95% husks,f.o.b. Bombay 3.65

Rhubarb root, powder 1.65

Rutin, NF 9.75

Saffron, p. ounce 28.00- 33.00

Sage lvs. Yugoslavian 1.75

Sarsparilla

Root, pwd., Indian 1.30

Root, pwd., Mexican 3.00

Sassafras

Leaves, ground 1.80- 2.50

Root, bark, c/s 3.77

Scullcap herb 5.75

Senna leaves

Powder 1.15

Whole .80

+ Sesame seed, hulled .90

Unhulled, natural .73

Slippery elm bark 2.85

Soap bark

Crushed 2.90

Whole 2.90

Sumac bark 1.25- 2.00

Tarragon leaves 6.50- 7.00

Thyme lvs., whole, Spanish 1.12- 1.40

Moroccan .71

Valerian root, powder 3.10- 4.72

Cut/sifted 2.85

Vanilla beans

Indonesian 20.00- 25.00

Madagascar 30.00- 35.00

Walnut hulls .60- 1.00

White willow bark 1.00- 1.50

Wild cherry bark 1.25- 2.25

Wild indigo root 12.00- 15.00

Wild yam root 3.00- 4.00

Witch hazel

Bark 1.50- 2.50

Leaves 3.00- 6.25

BALSAMS-GUMS

Balsam Copaiba, drums 4.80

Balsam Peru, drums 7.50

Balsam Tolu, pails 8.00

Arabic gum

Powder 3.00- 3.10

Spray dried 3.25- 3.95

Benzoin, Sumatra 1.50- 1.80

Carrageenan, food grade 4.50- 7.50

Guar gum, food grade

+ Medium visc. t.l. .59- .62

+ High visc. .62- .67

+ Super high visc. .69- .72

Karaya gum

No. 1, powder 2.90- 3.40

No. 2, powder 2.50- 2.75

Locust bean, powder 13.00- 18.20

Olibanum tears No. 1, bags 1.70- 2.50

Tragacanth gum

Powder 7.00- 13.00

Xanthan gum

Food grade 4.60- 6.89

WAXES

Beeswax

Yellow, rfd. 3.40

White, rfd, bleached 3.50

Crude 2.50

Candelilla

Crude 1.80

Refined 2.60

Carnauba

No. 1 prime yellow rfd,flk 5.50

No. 3 bleached 4.25

No. 4 dark, flks. 4.00

NAVAL STORES

Gum Rosin

Domestic, per 100 pd. drums, c.l. f.o.b. South,

M 60.00

N 63.00

WG 72.00

WW 77.00

Pine Oil, 80% alcohol,

bulk 52.00- 61.00

Tall Oil Rosin

Per 100 pd. drums, f.o.b. South,

t.l. 35.00- 40.00

Crude, tks, per ton 170.00

Turpentine

F.o.b. South

Gum, t.l., drums, gal. 5.00

Steamed dist, drms. pd.,cwt 51.50

Sulfate crude, pd. .75

Wood Rosins

Per pound

FF c.l. drums, f.o.b. South .97

CHEMICAL

SPECIFICATIONS

ACS/American Chemical Society

AMP/American Melting Point

ASTM/American Society for

Testing & Materials

Be/Baume

c/s cut, sifted

CP/chemically pure

f/c fine cut

FCC/Food Chemical Codex

GP/general purpose

GPF/General Purpose Furnace

HAF/High Abrasion Furnace

HCL/hydrochloride

IM/injection molding

NF/National Formulary

PAN/polyacrylonitrile

PET/polyethylene terephthalate

SAN/styrene-acrylonitrile

TDI/toluene di-isocyanate

USP/United States Pharmacopeia

WG/window glass

WW/water-white

CHEMICAL

ABBREVIATIONS

a/alpha

agr./agriculture

anhyd./anhydrous

c.l./carload

cwt./hundred weight

deg./degree

dist./distilled

dlvd./delivered

drms./drums

flk./flake

f.o.b./free on board

gran./granular

grd./grade or ground

ind./industrial

l/laevo

m/meta

o/ortho

p/para

pwd./powdered

refd./refined

soln./solution

std./standard

syn./synthetic

t.c./tankcar

tks./tanks

t.l./truckload

t.t./tanktruck

t.w./tankwagon